"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Magpie #194 November 17, 2013


A single penny
With envelope and paper
Shaky hands pause
Opening to welcome news
My darling son
Alive and well
Soon to be home
~o~
Thanks to Tess KIncaid for this
evocative image. Click on the link below
and you can read more.....





18 comments:

Sandee said...

What lovely news too. Very well done.

Have a fabulous Sunday. :)

Tess Kincaid said...

Thank you for the smile...

Stephen Hayes said...

Wish I could examine this letter more closely. I'm sure a novel could be written about it.

messymimi said...

The news every parent wanted to hear.

Susie Clevenger said...

Now that would be the best news...great write

Glenn Buttkus said...

I took a magnifying glass to the image, and discovered the approximate year of the stamp, and the county of Warwickshire, and the city of Henley-on-Arden, on the ground where the ancient forest once stood; and yes, a long epic poem emerged. Tess's prompts are always pregnant with meaning, symbols, & messages. Your take was lovely; thanks.

patteran said...

Neat and sweet!

Kutamun said...

Keenly felt, Kathe ....thanks

gautami tripathy said...

So very beautiful! Loved the writing!

bridging the past with the future

Helen said...

Love that our minds and creativity went in the same direction ... Happy Week you two!!

Lyn said...

This lifts my heart..lovely!

Sue said...

Can't imagine better news than that!

=)

kaykuala said...

How not to feel elated to a mother's heart! Very touching in not so many words. Great write Kathe!

Hank

Katherine said...

The very best kind of letter to receive!! Wonderful!

Ginny Brannan said...

Definitely the very best kind of letter to receive! A heart-touching capture on the prompt!

Doctor FTSE said...

Such news is always welcome. How did we manage before the advent of adhesive stamps?

Lydia said...

This seems just perfect for the anniversary of The Gettysburg Address, as I imagined scenes like this, and, sadly, scenes that never played out in quite this way.

~T~ said...

Oh, that's a good message! I can see why the hands might be shaking...